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What to the Black Man is 4th of July in 2017?

It has been 240 years since the Declarations of Independence was signed and we still haven’t reached the status of those words, “We hold...

50 Years after Riots: Watts Struggles, Cautions Ferguson and Baltimore

Fifty years ago this month, Watts was ablaze. The citizens of this all-black Los Angeles neighborhood had grown exasperated with that era’s racial inequities,...

De Novo: Shock, Paralysis, and the Rebuilding of Trust

Last Tuesday, a pregnant friend of mine learned that she and her husband were expecting a boy.  Their elation was almost immediately tempered with...

Enough

In the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, in the death of 18-year-old Michael...

A visit to Ferguson, U.S.A.

I’m a mother, a writer, and a resident of Indiana. I visited Ferguson, Mo., the weekend of Nov. 21. I am white, and I...

Community reels with sorrow after Ferguson decision

Like many workplaces across the country, the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper office was abuzz the day following the “no indictment” announcement in the criminal case...

NYPD officer not indicted in Eric Garner death

A little over a week after Darren Wilson, Ferguson Police Officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, was not indicted by the...

Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open records requests...

The Revolution may not be Televised but its all over Facebook

I wanted to write something good this week. I spent most of the early part of this week staring at my computer aimlessly in...

President Obama’s statement on the passing of Michael Brown

 The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very...
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